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by Karen Rigby

The novel emphasizes how, no matter the circumstances, there’s room for belief in a future. Niccolò Ammaniti imagines the fallout of an epidemic fever in his gripping, post-apocalyptic "Anna". "Anna" will inspire comparison with The... Read More

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Sisters of the Cross

by Meagan Logsdon

In gorgeous prose, the novel blends together seemingly disparate narratives to form a harmonious whole. In "Sisters of the Cross", Alexei Remizov captures the strata of human experiences via evocative imagery and scintillating language.... Read More

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A Girl in Exile

by Jon Arlan

"A Girl in Exile" is a striking exploration of love, art, paranoia, and the limits of freedom in a totalitarian state. "A Girl in Exile", from internationally acclaimed Albanian author and perennial Nobel Prize favorite Ismail Kadare, is... Read More

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The Restless

by Rebecca Foster

In Gerty Dambury’s "The Restless", living and dead members of a Guadeloupe neighborhood recount the tragic aftermath of a deadly protest. The novel is inspired by real events and a shocking cover-up. On May 24, 1967, a union strike in... Read More

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In Praise of Shadows

by Meg Nola

Rintoul’s narration is mellow and erudite, offering a vocal continuity to Tanizaki’s fascinating thoughts. "In Praise of Shadows", Junichiro Tanizaki’s 1933 essay on aspects of Japanese design and culture, finds a new dimension in... Read More

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by Meagan Logsdon

Interwoven with the stark realism of the novel are hints of a fairy tale. Simultaneously bleak and hopeful, Michael Köhlmeier’s "Yiza" traverses the expansive landscape of human suffering as seen through the eyes of displaced migrant... Read More

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